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Hip Replacements

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many operations for the insertion of an artificial hip are carried out on United Kingdom citizens in (a) National Health Service hospitals, and (b) private hospitals in Scotland annually.

The information is available centrally only for National Health Service hospitals. The numbers of United Kingdom patients receiving total or partial hip replacement in National Health Service hospitals in Scotland in each of the last three years are as follows:

YearTotal hip replacementOther arthroplasty of hipTotal
19863,2361,6304,866
19873,4851,7095,194
19883,7981,7865,584